"Spring, flowers, purple" GAME TIME!!

So I realized after sending out some mail the other day that I've been having some anxiety about the receiving of said mail (like emotional not physical). It has impacted my attempts at making more mail art. After a little thought I've come to realize I just haven't been here long and don't know any of you (yet). So in an attempt to keep this sweet & simple I purpose a game...

My 'Post Title' are key descriptors of my recent art endeavor (excluding the phrase GAME TIME!). Do they describe things you like?

First one to comment with "Dibs" gets a fun purple & flower-themed, Springtime mail surprise.

Otherwise give me 3-6 descriptive/keywords of your favorite things and I'll go about putting something together for you!

Want to reciprocate? My keywords are:

Tea, Reading, Plants (current craze: CACTI & SUCCULENTS!), Halloween, Turquoise, Star Trek, Travel, & Donuts.

I'm excited to hear y'all's thoughts & find out your keywords! Thank you for playing :) 



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Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 4, 2016 at 7:15am
You're welcome!
Comment by Jorgia Jacobs on March 4, 2016 at 4:17am

Thank you for the encouraging words and the excellent advice... I just went through and found some AMAZING groups! Thank you very much Toni <3 

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 4, 2016 at 3:49am
By the way, a LOT of people send me stuff without asking and I don't mind at all. Nothing has been remotely creepy. They usually send me a note that says, "I found your info on the IUOMA site," etc. So go ahead and do it. A lot.
Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 4, 2016 at 3:47am
A lot of people would like to be asked first whether they want to exchange with you. When I was new on the site I always asked first. You don't need to be "friends." Pretty much everybody said yes. Since then I've occasionally sent to people without asking, but in three months I've managed to build up enough of a "base" of people I'm exchanging with that I rarely go a day without mail-art and I can always figure out who to send something to. But mostly it's just being active on the site, seeing whose work you like, what you and they are interested in. One thing I did a lot at first was to welcome new people and ask if they wanted to exchange with me--they almost always are happy to have someone to trade with. And stop worrying! Just have fun. No rules!
Comment by Jorgia Jacobs on March 4, 2016 at 3:37am

I think it's a little bit of, "Oh golly I hope they like what I've sent" but also just figuring out how this whole thing works... Can I randomly send something to someone or is that creepy? Do I have to be 'friends' with someone before I can send them something? I'm just not familiar with the etiquette... I looked at a few discussions & the "new to IUOMA" page but it was all quite vague. I got the notion of mail art in my head and all I want to do is make, make, MAKE! and that leaves me a little impatient when it comes to fully exploring this website :) Ha! But you are right, I do need to explore more!

I appreciate your feedback Toni, thank you :)

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 3, 2016 at 7:42pm

Jorgia are you stressed about the mail you've sent to people being well-received? Or stressed that you're not getting any back yet? I'm pretty new here also and I can tell you that I have had nothing but positive, warm responses from everybody. This mail-art thing seems to be truly democratic, if not downright chaotic. As people keep telling me, there are no rules. I suggest reaching out the way you have here and also looking around on the site for people you seem to feel things in common with and groups you're interested in. Hang in there.

My keywords are tango, the dark side, visual poetry, cut-ups.

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 3, 2016 at 7:37pm




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